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20 Jan 2004

TB TEST resulted in urgent Pleural Tap
Dear Doc
Please tell me what a pleural tap is, where can we go to have this done. My son is 23years old. He is not on medical aid so a government hospital (JHB General) is our best bet. Please advise what we should do.
Thank you
Charmaine
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CyberDoc
cyberdoc

01 Jan 0001

Worried mom, it is a procedure where they take fluid from the space around the lungs. It isn’t a dangerous procedure and can be done at Johannesburg General. Good luck.
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